He’s bound by duty. She’s a free spirit. They could never work, unless…
Molly believes in exploring wherever life takes her, even if that means parts of a royal palace in Scotland that are closed to the public. And if she’s mistaken for a world famous painter and given a private audience with the deliciously sexy Duke of Roxburghe, then why not pretend to be somebody else, at least for a while?
Callum doesn’t have time for fun and games—not when he’s got a country to run and a legacy to uphold. But when a free-spirited American works her way past the palace guards, she somehow manages to break down the walls around his heart too. If only he could make her understand that despite their mutual attraction, his feelings for her are simply too intense, too passionate, too dirty, to reconcile with his duty-filled life.
Will Callum learn that the needs of his heart are just as important as the needs of his country? And will Molly trust that Callum is the man who’ll love her for a lifetime and beyond? Find out in this regal romp filled with mistaken identities, forbidden loves, and exciting twists that don’t stop coming.
Fairytales Do Come True
Molly is on the trip of a lifetime. She's fulfilling her and her mom's dream of traveling Europe to see all the famous works of art that have helped shape their works. During her last stop, she goes into a restricted area where's she's spotted by Mack. Mack mistakenly thinks she's Miss Rose, the artist who's there to paint the Duke's portrait. Molly knows she should tell truth of her identity, but once she meets the Duke....
Callum is the newly appointed Duke. He doesn't want to be the Duke and never thought he'd be in the position to be the Duke. With his father and brother's deaths, it falls to him. So he gives up his carefree, wreckless, playboy lifestyle to assume the role of the Duke. In doing so, he becomes someone he doesn't even recognize. Until Molly walks through the door. Callum knows she's not whom she claims to be, but he's intrigued by her. She "sees" him, the real him. It's refreshing, but scary at the same time. She lives life in color and he wants that for himself. He just doesn't know how to balance his duties of a Duke with living life as his true self. His mom makes things even worse. Consumed by grief, she doesn't accept Callum for the man he is. She tries to make him into his father or brother.
I truly enjoyed Callum and Molly's story. While opposites do attract, it's more important to live life as your true self. One cannot be truly happy if they're too busy being someone else. I loved Molly's quiet patience, color, and wisdom. She didn't come from a lot, but she was loved. It's that love that allowed her to enable Callum to be the Duke he was meant to be. Awesome story. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Opposites really do attract!
Fun, sexy read, with witty dialogue and enough ups and downs to keep you interested. Molly is a wandering free spirit and Callum is trying to fit into his mother’s idea of a Duke. He never expected to inherit the title and responsibilities but fate had other ideas. She too is facing responsibilities she doesn’t want, but must face. The chemistry is there. Can they ignore it?
This is my honest review of this advance reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way